The History of Gas Stoves

With gas stoves increasing in popularity each year, it is safe to say that homeowners are starting to notice the benefits that they can provide. After all, a gas unit is much easier to clean and does not require the additional purchase of fuel because it is typically connected to the gas supply of the property. Read on as the team here at Denton Stove Centre go over the history of gas stoves and how they managed to become one of the most popular investments of the 21st century…

Gas Use in the 1850’s

The commercial use of gas began during the mid-19th century, however there were very few sales because people were concerned with its safety. With this said, stove units were a popular installation by the end of the century as more and more homeowners began to see them as an efficient alternative to firewood in a world where coal was still considered an expensive luxury. After all, wood burners were notoriously difficult to clean and maintain which made gas an attractive alternative.

The Gas Surge

Almost 100 years after its implementation into the commercial market, the sale of gas stoves sky rocketed thanks to the implementation of the Clean Air Act in 1956. This government-led initiative banned the use of solid fuels in urban areas which forced homeowners to search for alternative fuels. Interestingly, the Clean Air Act was introduced at the same time as the convector gas unit which allowed the industry to profit from the governments new focus on air pollution. This also addressed the safety concerns that homeowners had about gas fires as the flames were contained inside cast-iron cases.

Modern Gas Fires

Thanks to advancements in technology, the price of gas stoves has dropped considerably and modern installations now focus on new and improved approaches that allow homeowners to benefit from value for money and high-quality fire outputs. After all, the average gas unit has an energy rating of 70-80% which means that they can burn hotter and longer without increasing the property owner’s energy bills in the process.

Here at Denton Stove Centre, we offer a high-quality fitting service in order to ensure that a gas stove is installed correctly and deemed safe for use. After all, it is essential that a gas stove is secure as even a slight leak can put homeowners at risk. To find out more information about our range of gas stoves, that are crafted from cast iron or steel, get in contact with the best stoves Manchester has to offer and speak to a member of the Denton Stove Centre team today!

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